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Question #72650 posted on 05/24/2013 5:40 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Would David Karp be nearly as successful today if he had the exact same technical knowledge, but grew up in smalltown middle-of-nowhere, USA with no connections (certainly, not a mother who was teacher to the children and personal friend of the wife of the CEO of the company he got an internship at at the age of 14)?

-Henry

A:

Dear Henry,

Almost certainly not, though an outcome like selling a company for more than a billion bucks is going to be extraordinarily unlikely with any set of inputs, even David Karp's, so even taking a stab at a differential is kind of an exercise in futility.

Not sure if there's anything else to say here.

No Dice